Empowering Youth

As youth and young adults begin to develop their own social identities and receive messages of exclusion, Just Communities provides opportunities for them to confront issues that divide their homes, schools, and communities. 

CommUnity Leadership Institute

Talking in Class

Change Agent Network for Dismantaling Oppresion - CANDO

CLI 2009
Just Communities' CommUnity Leadership Institute (CLI) prepares 50 Central Coast high school students to understand injustice in the world and translate that understanding into positive action in their schools and communities.
Talking in Class
Talking In Class
 addresses stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination before they lead to hate and violence, by facilitating peer-to-peer training—one of the most effective strategies for impacting student awareness and behavior.

CLI Change Agents 2011CAN DO is the year round follow-up and networking program for Just Communities' CommUnity Leadership Institute (CLI) graduates. The program is completely youth-run and youth-led.